FANTASTIC FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL: A FANTASTIC STORY
he 2015-2016 school year was a transitioning and reimaging year for Freedom Middle. We began referring to ourselves as Fantastic Freedom in July 2015. The 2015-2016 included a great deal of “newness,” to include a new logo, school uniforms, employee of the month recognition, RAM Academic Clubs, quarterly RAM Academic Club recognitions, family oriented slogans and murals to promote togetherness and school pride. There was an emphasis placed on positive energy and positive relations to improve the climate and culture of the school. The staff begin to refer to themselves as Fantastic Freedom Family and Freedom Energy Bus Riders.
CCRPI/GA Milestones

Four point increase in CCRPI score from 52.4 (2014) to 56.1 (2015).
Three percent increase in the percentage of students proficient in ELA from 2015 to 2016 as measured by the GA Milestones.
Three percent increase in the percentage of students proficient in Math from 2015 to 2016 as measured by the GA Milestones
Five percent increase in the percentage of students proficient in Science from 2015 to 2016 as measured by the GA Milestones
Two percent increase in the percentage of students proficient in Social Studies from 2015 to 2016 as measured by the GA Milestones.
Culture and Climate
Freedom reduced the total number of discipline resolutions by 992, which equated to a 45% decrease. The total number of Out of School Suspension days was reduced by 587, which equated to a 57% decrease. The total number of In School Suspension days was reduced by 274, which equated to a 43% decrease.
Improved teacher retention from 2014-2016
Eighteen staff members completed the Clarkston Cluster ESOL certification program.

Awards
Freedom received the T-3 Award for the Cluster High Cluster of schools for most all around improvement in the area of Conditions, Capacity and Community.
The Robotics Club won first place in the Research Component of Robotics Competition.